The Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday rejected allegations by the Canadian government that Indian agents were involved in the killing of a Canadian Sikh leader in June.
“Allegations of Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated,” the ministry said in a statement.
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said on Monday that Canada has expelled a top Indian diplomat for his alleged involvement in the assassination of Canadian Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Meanwhile, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that national security agencies are presently investigating “credible allegations” that the “agents of the government of India” could be involved in the killing.
(With input from Xinhua News Agency)